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Inky Johnson visit will help Bearden athletes ‘own it’ this season

With the school year just starting a week ago, many athletics programs and student-athletes are also gearing up for their journeys this year. And there is no better way for athletes to get amped up for their respective seasons than with an inspirational, motivating, and well-known figure from the Knoxville community.    Former Tennessee football

Bearden looking to ‘shock the world’ in Shinlever’s second season

When Coach Morgan Shinlever took over the head coaching position at Bearden, he didn’t anticipate the type of season the Bulldogs would have in his first year at the helm. Bearden’s 1-9 finish last season was filled with disappointment, but Coach Shinlever’s knowledge and experience from his first season will certainly play a role in

Bearden girls golf team building momentum after successful tournament

While school only started earlier this week, a select group of students has already been representing Bearden in an impressive way. The last few weeks and weekends, many students have been trudging around and lamenting walking from class to class; however, the Bearden girls golf team has been hitting the links strong, finishing second out of

Bearden tennis team celebrates stellar season, sets tryout date

After putting together one of the most successful seasons in school history, and falling just short of a state championship, the Bearden tennis team is ready to go again. Tryouts for the 2015-2016 tennis team will be Aug. 27 from 3:45-5:30 at the Bearden High School tennis courts. All attendees must have an up-to-date physical form.

Southern Athletic Fields renovating Bearden’s football fields

When Bearden takes the field to begin the 2015 football season in August, the Bulldog team won’t be the only thing with a new look. In the summer leading up to the 2015 season, Southern Athletic Fields, a company that also works with the Tennessee Titans, will give Bearden’s football playing and practice fields a

Steinbacher looks to lead Bearden into state tournament

Over the course of one of Bearden softball’s most successful seasons ever, Dana Steinbacher has taken a leadership role. Steinbacher has established herself as a leader on and off the field this season, and has been a major reason that the Bearden softball team is making their first sub-state appearance since 2002. Steinbacher and the

Cross country team announces signups, important start dates for 2015 season

If interested in being part of the 2015 cross country team, please email Coach Thewes at patty.thewes@knoxschools.org with your name, your parents’ names, cell phone numbers, and email addresses. The cross country team does not have tryouts; however, you must meet team participation requirements, which includes attendance at official practices and meets. Important Dates: July 6 – First

Years of rebuilding result in Sams winning district coach of the year

When the Bearden softball team steps onto the field in a regional game against Gibbs on Monday, it will be the culmination of a season that included a first place district finish and a 25-10-1 record. But just a couple of seasons ago, that would not have seemed possible. The man that has been behind

Bearden softball takes home several District 4-AAA honors

After finishing the regular season as District 4-AAA champions, Bearden softball has brought in several all-district honors. The awards included district coach of the year, co-district MVP, and five all-district players. Lady Bulldogs head coach Leonard Sams received coach of the year honors, after guiding Bearden to a regular season record of 22-7-1. Lady Bulldog pitcher Dana